Assistant or Early Associate Professor of Black Political and Social Theory
Department of African and African Diaspora Studies - College of Liberal Arts - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Open: Dec 6, 2017
The Department of African and African Diaspora Studies at UT Austin invites applicants for a position in Black Political Thought in the Americas at the rank of assistant or early associate professor. We seek outstanding scholars whose scholarship focuses on Latin America, the Caribbean or Canada, with a background in transnational racial politics, Political Theory, Comparative Political Theory, or decoloniality and Black Politics. Candidates should demonstrate a background in and commitment to African Diaspora Studies. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate scholarship that is informed by the intersectionality of race, gender, class, and sexuality. Duties include teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, developing a strong research program, demonstrating evidence of successful research productivity, directing graduate research and exhibiting a commitment to service to the department, college, and university. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position funding is pending budgetary approval. We will begin considering applications on January 15, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The position will begin in Fall 2018.
The selected candidate should have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of employment, demonstrate a promising publishing and research trajectory, and have a solid record as an effective classroom teacher or a teaching philosophy helping to ensure success in the classroom.
Applicants should include a cover letter, current curriculum vita, list of 3-4 referees, and one representative scholarly publication or writing sample.
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